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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the third quarter. that's a half percentage point better than 2012. there is a caveat. a good portion came from businesses building up inventory. they may end up stocking up so much, they don't need to buy as much. ther
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
and beyond. a step in the right direction for the u.s. economy, a new report reveals the job picture is rienthing and unmroement is falling. a severe wind and ice storm is moving east. hundreds of thousands are without power, and travel problems are building. ♪ >>> in south africa and around the world people are k looking at the legacy of nelson mandela. meanwhile funeral plans are ama and the first lady will be there to pay their respects. here are some of the details of what is to come. on tuesday decemb10th an official public memorial will be held in johannesberg. his body will lay in state for three days. the memorial's culminate with a state funeral. finally, mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th. >> reporter: tributes are being paid and prayers made for the icon. and now the world can officially say good-bye to nelsonela on december 10th which will be the official memorial service. and then for the following three days his remains will lay in state. but before then south africans will have a chance to remember the man who change lives forever. >> we have declared the
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these p
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
and a very favorable way for wall street despite the expectation that a growing economy will lead to the end of the federal reserve easing money policies. first to the economy, the november jobs report showed an unemployment rate of 7%. that is the lowest monthly unemployment rate since the december before president obama took office. the economy beating expectations , creating more than 200,000 jobs last month. with september and october payroll numbers also revised higher. the labor force participation rate ticked up for the first time in nearly five years. after hitting a 35 year low in october. and the total number of people out of work including the unemployed and the under employed dropped by more than a million people last month. those job gains and a broad range of industries, including higher paying sectors like manufacturing and construction, which added 27,000 new jobs alone last month. wall street today indicated investors may now be prepared to bid adios to quantitative easing despite lingering fears that the better reserve will quit its easing money policies in. the doubt -- do
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
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CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
:30 eastern time. a dow jones survey finds that the economy probably added 180,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate is seen slipping 7.2%. we'll talk more about market expectations in just a few minutes, but we begin this morning with our top story. nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president. he died at home yesterday at the age of 95. chris takes a look at mandela's life and legacy. >> history books will remember nelson mandela as one of the world' most prominent crusaders for black rights, the son of an african tribal chief, nelson mandela gave up a comfortable life and his hereditary lights to be a tribal leader to become a political activist in the fight against apartheid. the system of white rule over the majority black population. >> to feel that it is for us to continue talking nonviolence and peace. >> he was jailed for organizing demonstrations as well as treason and sabotage. he spent 27 years behind bars, but his jailing fueled the fires of freedom. his plight became an international symbol of oppressi
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
about this later in this half-hour? get the economy strong enough, wringing hands over federal reserve losses? charles: we are making the transition to a faster economy, the period when you hand the fed driven rally to the economy, weeks or months, and the bias will be to the downside. dagen: the fourth. and football. a missed call last week. and new technology on the field for the nfl. connell: cold weather driving that energy, we will have the forecast and latest on the market impact coming up as we continue on markets now. no one is talking about a down market but here are some winners on the s&p 500. dagen: this is what is coming up on the next half-hour of new technology that can help nfl officials and change the game looks, potentially. leading the charge as energy prices react to the bitter cold in thin the midwest. and not great news for stocks. we will dig into that even further. and a 1% on your christmas list who loves coffee? they gift for them. in short supply this year than even last. nicole: that is right. this will be hot demand item. seems somewhat irrational to some a
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
think it will be a little problem for the economy, unless they can prove that the economy has strengthened enough to handle it. i don't think it's there yet. >> we've had one small preview of this move and it was called this summer. we saw the ten-year move back up to 3%. we know it took some momentum out of the housing market. if i'm the fed and looking at what's happening with housing, with autos, is the evidence strong enough that that did enough damage that the same will happen again? >> i think they're worried about that. i think they're absolutely worried about that, which is why they're not -- why they're not going to taper. especially why not they're going to taper into the end of the year. right? there are two many other issues in front of them. as abigail said, the changing of the fed, debt ceiling in front of us. today there's that rumor we'll come to this budget agreement before washington goes on vacation in two weeks. if that happens, that just opens the way further, i think, for a little morally. >> you sound like you're taking some profits here, abigail. are yo
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
nightmare of a cruise ship. good morning, everybody. stocks finally good news on the economy means good news for stocks. nicole is on the floor of the new york stock exchange to explain it all. nicole: we are seeing something have not seen in some time, some big gains, green arrows. triple digit gains in the dow jones industrial. we have not had an up day where at the closing bell we had i anp arrow for the dow. since before thanksgiving, since last wednesday. it is welcome especially for the bulls, but for right now it looks like we will be snapping our winning streak we have seen. up 8 of the last straight weeks, but last friday the dow closed 16,086, so some way to go with that. some all-time highs worth noting. you are hot on these names. 1064. back to you. dagen: i'm smiling because two of my favorite people on the planet are here. two of my favorite people. here to talk about this, the newest news on employers. 243,000 jobs in november beat estimate by more than 20,000 people. a five year low of ninth round. labor participation rate, the number of people in the workforce looking for wo
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
blitzer in washington. big news for the u.s. economy today. hiring is up. unemployment is down. the jobs numbers for november were released this morning and they're much stronger than many analysts had been expecting. take a look. the economy added 203,000 jobs last month. that's 20,000 more than many of those economists had predicted. another surprise, the unemployment rate fell to 7% from the 7.3% a month earlier. that happens to be a five-year local and a real sign the economic recovery may be gaining some momentum. our christine romans is in new york watching all of these numbers for us. how significant are they, christine? >> it's significant, wolf. now you've got a trend in place for the year, you've got more than 2 million jobs on track to be created the best since 2005. it has been pretty in israble since the recession and the bubble burst and to say you're going to have jobs growth, on track for jobs growth, the best since 2005 is significant. you want it see these numbers, 200,000 a month and more and want to see it continue. the unemployment rate going down to 7%, wolf, the wh
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am EST
the economy so far had not been strong enough to make its time to taper, but now that has changed? >> the economy is certainly doing better. the lead indicators, manufacturing, some of the retail numbers have certainly improved since we last talked. employment numbers are eight bit better. still not great, but it is better. the lagging one is the inflation. i think things have improved enough that maybe the injured forward enough. i suspect a very legitimate debate to move at the december meeting. so it is coming in the next few months. connell: let me go back there one more time. you talk about the fact valuations in several areas were stretched now here we are 16,035 or thereabouts). now the economy is picking up, the market still above 16,000 the pullback with friday's big again. what about the valuations as you see them today? >> they were the triple digit nasdaq companies, some of which are still fairly expensive. the market overall i don't think you can power the table and say it is cheap anymore, but it is not expensive relative to my other choices. so dependent on the u.s.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th -- making o the top. he's ten times modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the facts that the president and the statistics that the president cited are beyond dispute. there is a growing income disparity in the country. the top 1% has seen their incomes triple, the lower middle class has
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
to the latest news of the day. jobs and the economy, we have the details. patricia, good to see you. this is a much better than expected jobs report. >> it was tin deed much better. but the numbers were encouraging, and there was reason to be cautious. >> reporter: the economy shows signs of improvement. lowering the unemployment rate to 7%. there was a healthy bump in higher paying manufacturing and construction. the numbers indicate the economic recover is gaining strength. >> we've had 45 consecutive months. >> while encouraging, there is still a long way to go. >> the economy will have to create between 200,000 to 225,000 jobs per month for the next couple of years. >> reporter: that may be difficult to achieve. the recovery is still on shaky ground with small businesses seeing a slow down for the year. that's significant because those businesses create two-thirds of new jobs. particularly hard hit has been the retail sector. despite slashing prices and opening their doors thanksgiving day retailers posted disappointing sales in november. >> you have a vicious circle if úpeople
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
point for the economy. 203,000 jobs created last month. but as low-wage workers take to the streets it looking more like one america with two economies. i'm christine romans. this is "your money." america on track to create nearby 2.3 million jobs this year. but the quality of those jobs could spark the beginning of a 21st century labor movement. fast food workers protesting in 100 cities across the country this week. they're calling for a living wage, $15 an hour. they are not alone in their call for better pay. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> the president has called for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour. he also supports a bill in congress to raise it to $10.10 but fast foods workers say $15 an hour the living wage they need. the question, a living wage, who pies? could raising the minimum wage ultimately hurt the very worker rs it's meant to help? it's all in the eye of the beholder. first, look through the low wage workers eyes
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
remember this is an asymmetric economy and we have keep our eyes on the bottom half. >> it suggests the economy is doing better, even in the face of headwinds and moves us closer to the fed's threshold number. we may get there quicker than we expect. >> thank you for joining us. it's time for "squawk on the street." >> 203,000 jobs added in november. a jobs report headed in the right direction. i'm carl quintanilla with jim cramer. david faber is off. the 10-year yield within about 10 basis points or so of that 3% at least earlier this morning and europe is worth watching as well. looking at the jobs number, as we said, 203,000 non-farm jobs added last month, forecasts calling for about a gain of 180,000. the unemployment rate down 0.3% to 7%, the lowest level in exactly five years. the question is whether or not the fed will scale back its bond purchasing program when the central bank meets later this month. jim, whether it was u-6, the workers, the wages, there's not a lot to quibble with in this one. >> i was most concerned about an even bigger number. this is kind of good. it wa
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
bell rang just seconds ago on wall street as a new jobs report exceeded expectations, has the economy finally, finally taken off? >>> and the world lead. former president jimmy carter joins us to eulogize nelson mandela, the south african freedom fighter has been canonized for his accomplishments. did you realize the u.s. had him on a terrorist watch list until 2008? >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. it's like most of the country is living inside a flu medicine commercial right now. brutally cold weather has descended upon most of the nation, bringing a deadly ice storm sweeping from texas to new york. nearly 2,000 flights have been canceled, many of them going to or from the dallas-ft. worth airport. it's colder in dallas right now than it is in anchorage, alaska. authorities fear that no amount of shoveling or salting will make the streets safe enough for the dallas marathon or holiday parades so officials decided to cancel both of those events this weekend. at least four deaths are blamed on this massive storm. two of them in oklahoma, wher
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
emergency jobless benefits. this, after friday's strong jobs report showing the economy added 203,000 jobs last month, sending the unemployment rate down to a five-year low of 7%. rick tyler, senior vice president of the strategy group and former spokesman for former house speaker newt gingrich. ellen ratner, talk radio news service bureau chief and fox news contributor. here now to talk about this. good to see both of you. >> thank you. >> good to be here. >> of course, more people working is always good news. do you think we need more placement, though, in jobs that are paying more than minimal wage or are more stable than part-time jobs? if so, how do we get there? >> we certainly do. part of the way we can get there is by developing more infrastructure projects because our infrastructure is crumbling in some places. certainly know the bridges and roads are doing it. jim pinkerton talks about this project he's got going. there are ways we can get these higher-paying jobs. every time there are people who make more money, they put more money into the economy. so that also stimulates the e
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
, good news about the economy, two brand new snapshots of the u.s. economy, both striking ones. the gdp, the gross domestic product shot up 3.6% in the third quarter and a second report is showing the best private sector jobs growth all year. zain asher will join us had ffrw york in a minute. probably means the friday jobs market numbers will be very good. those numbers come out tomorrow. >>> the fight to close that wage gap heats up today, in just about two hours thousands of fast food workers are expected to protest in 100 cities across the country, from new york city to new orleans, to oakland, trying to pressure employers into paying a livable wage of $15 an hour. now they've got a powerful ally on their side, president obama. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage. >> but the messa
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
? >> very much like peter said, many want more evidence the economy is indeed strong enough that they feel comfortable to pull back a bit because the last thing they want to do is pull back and have to reverse course. they stop asset purchases twice before only to come back in again. they don't want that to happen. december is a tough time to start tapering. a lot of people are on vacation, the market is very thin. the last thing they would want to do is potentially make a move leading to an exaggerated reaction in the bond market because again you have this. it will be a 2014 story. cheryladam: why not the january meeting? is that too soon? speak a lot of people have turned their forecast focus to . you don't have it press conference afterwards. you can always announce the decision to start doing press conferences after every meeting and that would put january into play. between the leadership transition, the fact they will not be doing new forecasts. we are looking for a very weak fourth-quarter gdp number. could only be half to 1%. adam: let me play devil's advocate. gdp in the last qua
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
of taper. it gives them comfort that the economy is doing well. i think friday's job report and some other items recently, i think investors are getting comfortable if it does happen in december. >> if it does happen, they say the fed is more likely to wait and happen next year. what is the fed going to be looking at at this point? you see a stronger jobs number. it's tough for a hawk to say that the feds have a definitive breakout pattern. >> that's right. our economists are saying the fed is probably interested in trying to begin the taper process. i think january is a better date. i think that will help. if we can see spending, we'll see how that will be a factor. >> you said at the end of november that december is likely to be a pretty strong month for the market. last week was a down week. what do you think the month will bring at this point? >> i think investors will want to finish the year strong. i think they're optimistic about 2014. there's still a bit of performance chasing taking place. then our position data we track, hedge fund and mutual fund data and broader macro fund posi
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
economy and creating more jobs for the american people. that's where the focus is, not more government programs. >> we have a responsibility as american people, people who have played by the rules and lost their job through no fault of their own. and need these benefits in order to survive. >> nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell joins me. the budget is the critical issue but the debate over extending the unemployment benefits set to threaten all of this and the "washington post" reports there are capitol hill aides who say tlsz little chance of it passing before congress leaves for their break. >> reporter: there's a weariness with so many of these fiscal deadlines we've had. we're talking about unemployment benefits for the longest term unemployed, people who really have had a hard time for a long time and congress is not necessarily in the mood to make this a line in the sand issue. clearly some democrats want to see action on this to extend the benefits and some republicans do not in part, for example, one point of view from rand paul of kentucky, saying that by extendi
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
recession. but what kind of jobs is the economy creating? an ice storm causes havoc in the middle of the country. manuel bojorquez is there. and allen pizzey on the years that made the man. >> for 18 of the 27 years he spent in prison, nelson mandela walked down this corridor everyday and at the end of that walk there was no freedom, there was this. >> reporter: with bob simon on the moment he was free. >> after 27 years, his head was high and his fist was clenched. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the south african government announced today that the state funeral for former president nelson mandela will be a week from sunday-- the culmination of days of memorial services. president obama will lead the u.s. delegation and he's invited the former american presidents to join him. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannrg died last night and at his former home in soweto. and for us, no one image captured his legacy better than this-- blacks and whites side by side honoring the father of a mu
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
, and that's hurting the economy, as well as the military authorization bill, the defense authorization bill that allows the military to get paid next year. these things have to get done fast, it is going to be very tough including avoiding a shutdown. jenna: sometimes you're known for procrastination, maybe a tougher deadline can help everyone -- i'm just going to be optimistic. >> nice place to start. [laughter] jenna: carl, thank you. jon: when americans hear the work schedule, no wonder congress has such a low approval rating. let's go to the extreme weather alert, a nasty winter storm causing big, big problems. after being pummeled with heavy snow and freezing winds, areas are digging in for a burst of very cold temperatures. the storm is on the move now and spelling icy trouble across the south. meteorologist maria molina is here with what we can expect today. maria? >> reporter: hi, jon, good to see you, and hello, jenna. we've been looking at some very cold current wind chill temperatures with some areas looking at a current wind chill at about threes below -- 40 degrees below zero a
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
the transition to a new economy, where the federal reserve is not playing that much of a role, can happen. that's what bernanke told us what could happen. it would be amazing as a swan song if it does happen >>> speaking of the fed, front page of the business sentence, the first sentence of ben apple balm's fed piece. federal reserve officials are in no hurry to retreat. >> we're in a weird moment here. when i looked at the pan aklee of knees, not a lot of bad. not a lot of land mines. >> we had this conversation and promptly went down for a few days. >> true but the difference might be that the news flow is very positive this morning. it is indicative of the year. sisco buys a company, u.s. air. no one is thinking they will do that. here is a stock that's been stuck at 33. >> the other one is stuck, period. >> then, we have gilead and this is like apple with china mobile. this is the moment in time that people think, that's new. they create reasons to buy stocks. i was on the phone with somebody who was very big in p.c.s. this has really accelerated. >> p.c.s? >> yes. that's the reasoning behi
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
close friday, they ended what was a pretty big week for the u.s. economy. stocks high, unemployment low, and the economy growing better than anyone expected. zane asher is in new york with what it means and how it all happened. >> reporter: fredricka, it was a big week for the economy. car sales rose, new-home sales roared and the unemployment rate dropped to 7%, the lowest since 2008. and it fell for positive reasons, because people are finding work. earlier this year, the unemployment rate declined because a lot of people got discouraged, gave up looking for work and weren't counted, but the opposite seems to be happening. it's added more jobs since 2005 and the gains are not in low-wage sectors. a lot of hiring in health care, transportation, professional services like accountants and travel agents. wages are also up and americans are working more hours. the list goes on. the report pushed the dow up nearly 200 points friday. wall street is thinking the federal reserve will reduce the stimulus program soon. certainly a sign the economy is ready to stand on its own two feet. but remem
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
are furious about the failure to sign a trade deal with eu and turn to moscow to save the economy. >> translator: i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >> translator: we are here to fight for our rights and our kids are brought up in a good country without corruption and where everything is fair. >> reporter: the crisis here is reaching a crucial moment and he believes he can survive with moscow's help but they are ready for a long fight to achieve aims and i'm tim friend with al jazeera. >> leaders lack constitutional power to oust the government before the presidential election in 2015. a riot breaks out in singapore's little india district after an india national was struck and killed by a bus. crowds attached police and set cars on fire and dozens were injured and 27 people were arrested. it was singapore's first major riot in four decades. and the president of venezuela won half of the elections on sunday and held control in the oil city and the capitol caracas and inflation is 54% and power outages and shortages of necessiti
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
more positive news on the economy, lower on the statement that the fed will real in the stimulus. nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange on track for a fifth day of declines. nicole: we come off of the lurch and worth noting technology stocks, and attack have been nasdaq moved into the green moments ago for the nasdaq. up four points at 2,049. the s&p and the dow have down arrows. 15,823, and the loss is just 24 points. keeping an eye on the fear index, some strength in retailers, and what the fed will be doing. j.c. penney under pressure again, topsails coming in for j.c. penney and the lot of analysts say those 6 months are they're looking at markets, whether or not they believe some funding for next year. cheryl: thank you. huawei adam: the world's largest carrier may be carrying the iphone according to the wall street journal's china mobile, will likely author the phone later this month so what does this mean for companies? with more details and to break it down. >> to give some perspective, seven hundred million subscribers, the number of users of verizon in th
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
with confidence. i like this, it's good for the economy, but it's not enough to say we're on the verge of a consumer breakout here. >> all right. but we're going in the right direction. >> exactly. >> watch mort again rates. something we're going to watch carefully. >> absolutely. thanks, steve. >>> the stock bond kumbaya comes amid the question what will a drop in fed stimulus mean for stocks. is the economy strong enough to support the market without fed help? jpmorgan's chief strategist tom lee weighed in on that on "squawk box." >> i think a few weeks ago investors would have been pretty concerned about the idea of taper because i don't think the data gave them economy was at a skate philosophy. friday's job report and some of the ones we've had recently investors are getting comfortable if it does happen in december. >> and mr. lee also said he is bullish on financials and large cap tech stocks. >> that brings us to seema moody. she is reporting on stocks that didn't fare so well in 2013. the big question here is, are they poised to take off in 2014 from dogs to stars? naming some
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
that must mean that the economy is getting stronger and the federal reserve will stop putting $85 billion in the economy, interest can go up and investors tend to sell stock. there is good news, the stock market goes up. this morning at 8:30 a.m. i'm watching these unemployment numbers. they were better than i thought they were going to be and the only thing i was certain of was that the stock market is going down and it closes up 200 oh points. it's a good thing that i'm m not worth my money today.ause >> there you go, boy are you worth your money on a dale lay basis. what the quality of jobs. >> we wanted the numbers. we want them above 125,000. we've been getting 159,000 per month. for the last two months we've been averaging 200,000 job created. once you have the raw numbers you to say what kind of jobs are these? if you are getting jobs that pay $.7 an hour, then people will need two of them. those positions paid as much as $26 an hour. that's the good news. better quality. but about 20% of the jobs came in the relatively low-wage sectors like retail, leisure and hospitality. we're s
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
that in this speech on the economy earlier. but this is a different strategy we're looking at here with these young people. >> earlier speaking before the group center for american progress and key allies of this president this afternoon, a short time from now, the focus will be on the young individuals and comes with a back drop of numbers that are concerning to members of the administration. a harvard kennedy school of government said a majority of these young mill lennials are afraid the affordable care act will cost them more but help them less. the care won't be as good. that's an issue they are trying to turn around and turn into their favor as the president prepares to speak at this youth summit. they will focus on today the issue that people under the age of 26 get to keep their parent's coverage, get to be covered by their parents with preexisting conditions will be covered as well. these are issues that young people will relate to. on top of that was a statistic the white house aides are often note us about, the fact six in ten americans in their health care will pay less than they do a m
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
in our economy. >> joining me today, "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, former white house press secretary and founding partner off-almost said founding father -- founding father and partner of inside agency robert gibbs, congressional reporter for buzz feed and political reporter and white house correspondent at the "huffington post" sam stein. we talked a lot about the pizza versus the pizza box. after the gop autopsy, the republican conviction they didn't actually need to change the product they were selling, they just needed to change the marketing. it's unbelievable me, the whole 47% thing clearly has not made a dent. nowhere do you see that in a more pronounced fashion than republican talking points on unemployment. >> largely, if you ask most members of the gop, 47% to them wasn't a gaffe, it's a belief. i heard it in debates i had with people all of last year before the tape was uncovered. i do think, look, this is one of those things that the republicans will either learn this the easy way or the hard way. i remember watching these debates about unemployment insura
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
to that breaking news on the economy, americans are getting back to work, 203,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november, and the unemployment rate ticked two notches lower to 7%. that's the lowest unemployment rate in five years. our chief business correspondent christine romans is here to break down the numbers. better than expected, so should we feel absolutely completely good about this? >> i saw some broad-based strength in these numbers from warehousing to retail to transportation to construction so there's broad based health care as well, that's important here. carol, the trend, i always talk about the trend how important that is. you look at the last four months on average, 200,000 plus jobs over the last four months and carol we are on track this year for the most jobs created since 2005. we're on track for more than 2 million jobs created and that is a marked improvement from what we've seen in recent memory, so this is good news, a 7% unemployment rate is still good news. you'll hear people talk about their concerns about this underemployment rate, 13.2%, people who are unemployed
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Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans meantime remain focused on obama care. north carolina congress woman renee elmhurst delivered the gop's response earlier today. >> families who work hard and by play the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of house passed jobs bills awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >> meanwhile, good news on the latest jobs report to share. 203,000 of them created in november, just 1,000 shy of the number of jobs created in october. unemployment fell by.3 down to 7%, the lowest in five years. kristen welker is at the white house for us. kristin, i'm curious how the white house is interpreting these numbers. all good? >> well, look, th
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> good economy. >> a better economy. a lot of people say they don't feel it. a better than expected jobs report pushed the dow nearly 200 points higher on friday. >> you know why 203,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november. way better than expected. the jobless rate, that ticked significantly lower to 7%. that is the lowest it's been in five years. we have more on how it's affecting wall street. good morning, zain. >> well, poppy and victor, it was a big week for the economy. car sales rose, new home sales soared and friday, unemployment rate druopped to 7%. that's the lowest since 2008. earlier this year, unemployment declined a lot of people got discouraged and weren't counted. the economy has added more than 2 million jobs this year, the best since 2005 and the gains not just in low-rate sectors. a lot in education and health care, professional services like accountants and travel agents. and hiring in manufacturing is strongest since last year. wages are up and americans are working less hours. the list goes on. the report pushed the dow up 200 points friday. the federal reserve
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
in jobs. does president obama deserve credit for improving the u.s. economy after a surprisingly strong employment report? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a ten-day mourning period is under way for one of the most influential leaders of our time. we're learning more about the final tributes to nelson mandela. stand by for that, and for my special conversation with the former president, bill clinton. he reveals a time when he and the south african president didn't see eye-to-eye but first, the breaking news we're following. >>> a brutal winter storm turns deadly. at least four people have been killed on icy roads in the southern u.s. we're seeing a dangerous mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and bone-chilling cold, and it's creating hazardous conditions from texas to tennessee and beyond. now a one-two punch of weather misery is on the way, affecting both coasts from now through monday. we have team coverage beginning with our meteorologist jennifer gray at the cnn weather center. jennifer, what's going on? >> well, we are getting that one-two punch. we have this on
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
in our economy and it really, while it seems good, it actually does a disservice to the people you're trying to help. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment optis and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. bill: fox news alert. it is 9:30 in new york. we're watching a story where a gunman barricaded himself inside of a hospital in arizona now surrendering. that man walked into phoenix baptist hospital, 2:00 in the morning pulled out a knife. police took the knife away, he pulled out a gun. locked himself in a room. surrendered a few hours later. luckily in phoenix no one hurt. heather: rand paul throwing cold water on president obama's suggestion of extending unemployment benefits. speaking on "fox news sunday" the republican s
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
from an economy adding jobs. it's at a five-year low of 7%. 203,000 jobs were created in november. and more of them are in higher-paying sectors. >> we saw, you know, the predictable retail jobs and leisure and hospitality, bars and restaurants, because of the holidays, but we saw things like manufacturing, saw things like business, professional services, again tend to pay a little bit more money. so these were broadbased job gains. >> reporter: the november jobs report was better than expected. for a third year in a row, more than 2 million jobs have been created. still, that's not enough to make up for the 9 million jobs lost between 2008 and 2009. >> did you think it would be difficult to find a job? >> to be honest, no. i thought i would be handed a job. i thought people would be asking me to have a job. >> reporter: in the last year, the unemployment dropped a full percentage point, but 11 million people are searching for jobs and the long-term unemployed are struggling the most. in some places, some people are fighting for jobs. walmart in district of columbia. 600 job openi
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
fuego, with demand outstripping supply. and if the economy keeps improving, things will get even better for the hotel operators. hilton is, in fact, the world's largest hotel chain. it's under a number of brands, not just hilton. waldorf astoria, conrad, doubletree, embassy suites, hampton, homewood suites. now it's expected to price next thursday at $18 to $20 a share. i want to give you a head start to focus on this one. a little over a week, stock's trading under the symbol hlt. at the midpoint of that range, this would be a $19.3 billion company and the stock would be fairly expensive by most metrics. however, i still think it makes sense for you to try to get in on the hilton deal. let me tell you why. i think it's likely the stock will pop on the first day of trading, as has been the pattern for the vast majority of ipos this year. some of that is because hilton is private equity backed ipo by blackstone. blackstone took the chain private in 2007 and now they're spinning it off again as a private company. last month we saw another hotel play from blackstone come public. i'm talkin
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
the economy may be improving and that the fed should be getting out of the way. >> mike, i'm sorry to interrupt. are you telling me december meeting if the fed announces tapering, that the markets will take it in stride? that's basically what you're telling me? >> i think it will take it more in stride than maybe it would a month or so ago because the numbers have been getting better in the economy. >> steve, do you agree with that? >> i agree with michael. i think the numbers have been improving all week nothing but good numbers here and starting out with the key 3 gdp, inventory bills. >> strengthening. record auto sales in november, the jobs numbers are very good here today, housing retail, everything looks good and we've been saying all along we think we're going to be tapering into strength and the market is going to see through that. i think we're using 120 next year for s&p earnings, still high relative to the street, but i think people are starting to see that as a real possibility and stocks are trading at 15 times next year relative to everything else you have to buy out
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Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
big story in the news the u.s. economy and jobs. positive news that more than 200,000 jobs were added in november. and the unemployment rate has fallen from 7.3% to 7%. that is a five-year low, down from a peak of 10% four years ago. wall street liked what it heard. the markets finished up across the board today. nbc's tom costello reports tonight on where the jobs are showing up. >> reporter: 24-year-old eddie christian is one face of an improving economy. after graduating from college and spending nine months searching for a job, he just landed at starwood hotels working in human resources. >> the fact that i have a sense of security o in a full-time job and the fact it's in my field, i feel lucky. >> reporter: employers added more than 200,000 jobs for each of the last four months. in november, many were good-paying jobs. 40,000 in education and health care. 27,000 in manufacturing. 17,000 construction jobs. so they're coming in the right places. they're coming slower than people wanted, but don't forget. we came from a very, very dark place. and so the light is starting to shine.
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
in the economy has nothing to do with washington. i would note that there are a lot of people if anything goes wrongs, they want to blame the president. if anything goes right, they say he had nothing to do with it. but i think broad trends are influenced by policy but no one month's job numbers are really influenced by policy. >> that is a very realistic view of thing and i applaud austin for saying it. if there were magic levers, we would have seen these kinds or better historically large job numbers. when they passed any of the thing the administration did. that's not how it works. and they will get blamed for bad things and credit for good things and that's why the president is dancing. >> one of the issues with these job numbers is that the jobs being created are not the kinds of jobs that economists say they would like to be seen being created. they are low wage jobs, retail jobs. what is your thought about that? >> well, i think two things. the first thing that i note is there was a time when there were people saying all the jobs being created were part-time jobs. and this has put the n
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
are not tone agers flipping burgers. is the better cure to improve the economy in general. you have to remember in the past 20 years or so. we hiked the minimum wage ten times federally. and since 1956 it was done five times. and we looked at businesses. i immediately looked at 15 year stock charts. i picked mcdonalds. and we look at stocks and how they perform. they inform people at minimum wages and both of their stocks hit all- time highs and that is since they were publicly traded since the 80s. and minimum wage hurts people. people say costs go up and the prices get more expensive. and the dollar menu goes away. and then the supporters. believe it or not costco was supportive of raising minimum wage but not to $15. >> it is a bug jump from $8 to faep. >> and especially for the small business. >> john boehner was talking about it this woke. he believes what? if you raise the unemployment minum wage. >> you get less jobs and fewer jobs, exactly. and that has been more of a conservative view point. but there are conservatives, and the state of new jersey run by chris christie and their state
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
,000. the job gains helped lower the unemployment rate from 7.3% in october. the economy has not generated an average of 204,000 jobs from august through november. that is of some 159,000 a month from april through july. >> nelson mandela will have a states burial on december 15th. slacks or around the world are at half staff in tribute to a man many call a giant for justice. nelson mandela, the former south african president and nobel peace died yesterday at his home in johannesburg at the age of 95. this is video of his supporters outside of his home. south africans drapes in flags and images of mandela get on the streets to sing and dance. mandela's body is not a military hospital in pretoria, head of a state funeral and a little more than a week from now. >> the chp has issued a statewide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by a man in kennewick, washington. 19-year-old eduardo flores- rosales on the right is suspected of abducting elizabeth romero on the left on wednesday afternoon. romero is described as a hispanic girl standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, wei
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Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
of sanctions that has crippled iran's economy, cut their oil revenues by more than half, have put enormous pressure on currency, their economy contracted by more than 5% last year, and it is precisely because of the international sanctions and coalition we were able to build internationally that the iranian people responded by saying we need a new direction in how we interact with the international community and how we deal with the sanctions regime, and that's what brought president rowhani to power. he was not necessarily the first choice of hard liners inside iran. now, that doesn't mean that we should trust him or anybody else inside iran. this is a regime that came to power as swearing opposition to the united states, to israel, and to many of the values that we hold dear, but what i've consistently said is even as i don't take any options off the table, what we do have to test is the possibility that we can resolve this issue diplomatically, and that is the deal that at the first stages we have been able to get done in geneva, thanks to some extraordinary work by john kerry and his c
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
, they won't need social services, and the economy, the system will be paying less into social services as a whole. so 50 cents for a burger is really not that big of a deal. >> all right. nbc's katy tur, thank you for that report. i want to now bring in an associate professor of economics at umass. he also penned "the new york times" op-ed "the minimum we can do." he says, while we can set a wage floor using policy, should we, or leave it to the market. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> so i wanted to start, one of the things i thought was interesting in your op-ed is you talk about the fact we used to have a variety of mechanisms for setting the wage. it wasn't just up to employers. some of those mechanisms have gone away over time. explain that. >> yeah, for most of the post-world war ii era, wages in the u.s. were set using a combination of things like the minimum wage as well as collective bargaining, unions, who actually used to help set wages together with employers. that is not the case today. unions and the private sector have virtually disappeared in m
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